Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Former Basketball Star Bachis New Academy AD.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Dan McKay


For the first time in about 25 years, Taryn Bachis is expecting to spend October off the basketball court.

The former Eldorado High basketball star and longtime Albuquerque Academy coach has a different challenge awaiting her this fall: She is the academy's new athletics director, a job that will focus her attention on administration, not jump shots.

"How I deal with it I don't know," said Bachis, 40. "I'm going to have mixed feelings. When I sit and watch the first basketball practice or game, I'm sure I'll take it pretty hard."

Basketball has been a huge part of Bachis' life since she was 15. …

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